The 1919 Boston Molasses Flood: The forgotten tragedy too bizarre for the history books
November 28, 2016, 1:05 p.m. by John Platt
A 30-foot wave of molasses claimed the lives of 21 people and injured 150 more.
Meet the man who invented the emoticon ... in 1879
September 25, 2014, 5:29 p.m. by John Platt
Walter C. Phillips invented a code to help speed telegraph transmissions. 88 = Love.
EPA: Proposed Pebble Mine could destroy Alaskan salmon fishery
July 18, 2014, 3:48 p.m. by John Platt
The mining project, one of the largest ever conceived, could hold $500 billion in gold and copper.
How your old cellphone could help stop illegal logging and poaching
July 2, 2014, 5:53 p.m. by John Platt
Repurposed Android phones will be deployed to protect rain forests.
There's a day spa for babies in Australia, and the pics are priceless
Cicadapocalypse: What you need to know
What your nose shape says about the evolution of your ancestors
Firefighter saves dog with 'mouth to snout' resuscitation
Revolutionary new drug might actually reverse aging
What does the oldest human music in the world sound like?